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  1. Improving the various options of footnotes

    In one of the latest versions of InDesign, endnotes have undergone a significant upgrade as they have become live endnotes than static endnotes. But unfortunately, the footnotes are left far behind.
    We really ask that you rewrite the footnote feature so that the following features are possible:
    1) Select all the footnotes at once (by Cmd + A or Ctrl + A)
    2) Option to split footnotes into a number of columns is different from the main text (not just span footnotes but complete control over the number of columns)
    3) Continuous footnotes in the same paragraph (run-in).
    4) Possibility…

    350 votes

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  2. RTL support in Adobe Composer (not Adobe World-Ready Composer)

    Adobe's Ready World Composer is designed to provide a solution for RTL languages, such as Hebrew and Arabic. But lots of InDesign features don't work at all. (OpenType by Frame, Flush Space, Optical Margin Aligment and more ...)
    Instead of fixing this composer, I suggest that the regular composer also will support RTL writing.

    232 votes

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  3. Add support for Case Transformation in GREP Change to field

    GREP Case Transformations in "Change To"

    Add support for case transformation in the replace patterns "Change to" for changing the case of the original text when using subpattern
    replacements.

    \u Make the next character uppercase
    \U Make all following characters uppercase until reaching another case specifier (\u, \L, \l ) or \E
    \l Make the next character lowercase
    \L Make all following characters lowercase until reaching another case specifier (\u, \U, \l ) or \E
    \E End case transformation opened by \U or \L

    88 votes

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  4. Please change wording for German translation of forced line break

    The term »forced line brake« has been wrongly translated to German quite a while ago. There exist two terms in German for the »forced line break« that lead to confusion among users because they are used interchangeably.

    One is (translated) »hard line brake« the other one »soft line brake«. But what in a line break is soft or hard? This makes no sense at all.

    It would be great to just use the literal translation of the English term which is »Erzwungener Zeilenumbruch« (SHIFT + Return).

    Please find attached instances of the use in the German UI. Thanks!

    21 votes

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  5. Share for Review - Option to add multiple users as Owners.

    On many occasions, we have multiple designers working on the same InDesign file. I've noticed on the new Share for Review feature that only the user that created the Review has access to the comments in the Review panel; other users who open the document get a "no access to comments" message (See attached images). I think it would be extremely beneficial to allow multiple 'owners' of the review, so as to allow multiple users to see comments made in the Review panel.

    95 votes

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  6. Download PDF in Share For review.

    We want to be able to download PDF from Share for Review in Adobe CC Web. This feature was being tried out and got released accidentally and hence has been removed.
    Please do it :) #GOADOBEDEVTEAM

    5 votes

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  7. Data Merge support UTF-8 character set

    I always have to convert UTF-8 text to UTF-16.

    28 votes

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  8. Generate QR code, new feature: add image in center

    It is possible to put a small image in the center of QR codes. It the image is small enough, the QR code remains readable. It would be nice to be able to include an image with the Generate QR Code feature of Indesign. The size should be adaptable. Indesign either checks if the code still works or the user has to test this. If the image is an SVG icon (e.g. the LinkedIn logo), it should be possible to change its color.

    7 votes

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  9. Please add support for natively placing HEIC format images in Indesign.

    I'm sure it's already in the works, but please add support for natively placing HEIC format images in Indesign. And how about webp images while you're at it? :)

    3 votes

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  10. Reveal in Bridge should Select File in Bridge

    In macOS, Reveal in Finder not only reveals the file, but selects it in the Finder.

    Reveal in Bridge should work the same way, to make it easier to immediately manipulate the file (such as updating metadata).

    3 votes

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  11. Interactive/Button and Forms/PDF Options - Add Text Field option for flush left, centered or flush right

    Text Fields are all flush left. Add an option to make them flush left, centered or flush right. I create interactive PDFs. Every time I export to a PDF, I open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro and have to manually change Prepare Form/Text Field Properties/Options/Alignment to the desired alignment to "centered" or "flush right" since the default is "flush left." This option would be a great time saver and save on my frustration.

    30 votes

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  12. Export correct unicode spaces to epub/html

    Logging this as a new feature, but it could also be a bug? Also logging this under "EPUB" since thats most important to me, but it also affects "HTML"

    Currently the only space characters exported by InDesign are the regular space and the non breaking space. All others are converted to regular spaces on export. These spaces should be retained in the epub, since they are supported by reading systems and in many cases it is typographically incorrect to use regular spaces.

    Spaces with direct Unicode mappings:
    Normal Space U+0020
    Nonbreaking Space U+00A0

    Em Space U+2003
    En Space U+2002
    Third…

    8 votes

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  13. Please make System fonts invisible in the Font menu list

    Giving the possibility to delete those countless system fonts that come with MacOS Catalina from the font menu would be simply wonderful and a great feature.. They're way too many, they're useless and they disturb my workflow.

    8 votes

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  14. The option to remember FULL pdf export settings on a document by document basis

    The changes that resulted in the previous similar request being 'closed:fixed' were only to remember the TYPE of file Indesign previously exported it as. Which is great, but we need an option for the FULL pdf export settings to be remembered. We need to be able to have documents remember all previous export settings as otherwise this very complex and problematic to communicate to others if working as a team. Or if you are exporting something again after a long while and no longer have the settings noted. Please help!

    5 votes

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  15. Include InCopy editorial notes in grouped/anchored objects in PDF comments

    Currently if you add a note to an anchored or grouped object these do not appear as comments in exported PDFs from InCopy. This leads to artworkers possibly missing important change requests from InCopy users. I'm not sure if this is a bug or a technical limitation but it is not stated anywhere in the documentation for InCopy. User expectation is that all notes will be included as comments in exported PDFs.

    6 votes

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  16. Updating numbers only in a table of contents

    We should have two options when it comes to update a table of contents.
    1- Update entire table
    2- Update page numbers only

    Word allows it. Why don’t InDesign too?

    I’ll be waiting for this change in next update! It’ll change my life!

    8 votes

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  17. Warning for Registration usage

    WAY too many designers use Registration as a color in their jobs. This is a MAJOR mistake for print design. Indesign desperately needs a warning that can not be disabled every time Registration is attempted to be used, warning designers that it is NOT the same as Black, nor is it a "rich" black, and it WILL cause problems in printing.

    2 votes

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  18. Make Optical Margin Alignment part of Paragraph Style

    It's not logical to do this by hand for every Story...

    3 votes

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  19. ARROWS: Give arrow start/end a different color option from line type color

    It would be great if we were able to make the end of an arrow (from within the stroke panel) a different or complementary color from the arrow line itself. It would be a huge time saver from the other workarounds required to create something seemingly so simple. Especially if it could then be saved as an object style. I think many people would use this feature in their designs.

    4 votes

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  20. Synchronize footnote settings in books and number across document

    Regarding using books and footnotes: I really, really wish the footnote settings were something you could synchronize when synching your book. Also, I wish there was an option to continue numbering throughout the individual documents. Currently, if you do not have your whole document threaded, it will restart the footnote numbering, so I have to set it to restart numbering at each page (or section).
    I frequently have books with a dozen different chapters and would like the footnotes to number sequentially within each chapter; and it would be one less thing to remember to edit if the document footnote…

    4 votes

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